Georgia Department of Public Health wants more telemedicine

Brenda Fitzgerald, commissioner for the Georgia Department of Public Health, is on a mission to ensure that every county public health center across the Peach State can put patients in front of the top specialists via telemedicine setups, The Telegraph reports. The setups are worth $20,000 each, and the department is aggressively applying for grant money, according to Fitzgerald.

Teleconferencing already has been set up for all county health departments, allowing patients to video chat with specialists. Fitzgerald's next aim is to introduce telemedicine "carts" that can "beam a patient's status to faraway doctors" via cameras, computers and sensors. Article

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